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America Remembers 9/11


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en years ago, on a beautiful, sunny September Tuesday in Washington and New York, our nation was shocked to find itself under attack, literally from out of that morning’s clear blue sky. So many aspects of American life changed as a result of that day’s appalling events — not the least of which is that a decade later, we remain a nation at war. On the home front, among the manifold changes wrought by September 11, that day brought an abrupt end to our sense of remoteness from turmoil elsewhere in the world. Our spiritual shock was equally profound, with the horrors of the attacks made indelible by powerful imagery. Of course, 9/11 has a special resonance here in Greater Washington — we saw the smoke rising from the Pentagon, we looked anxiously to the skies, we felt the terrible loss of members of our community as we grieved with the nation. We are indebted to the passengers and crew members of Flight 93, who in perishing surely spared our capital, and our community, from additional tragedy. And we honor the service and sacrifice of our fellow citizens in the armed forces who are currently — or have been — in harm’s way across the globe. With a decade of distance from that watershed day in our lives and in America’s history, this month the nation looks back on 9/11 and its aftermath. I invite you to tune in as WETA broadcasts a slate of special television programming marking the anniversary — programs are listed below. On Classical WETA 90.9 FM, we present a special 9/11 Requiem recording, details of which are on page 13.

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Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

Looking Back at September 11 arking the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, WETA TV 26 and WETA HD this month present a slate of programming in a wide range of genres, from news coverage to performance, surrounding Sunday, September 11, 2011. Anchoring the 9/11-themed programming is a PBS NewsHour special, America Remembers 9/11, which airs Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. and Knew Tue Aug 30, 10pm Spotlighting a prescient former FBI agent. Frontline: Top Secret America Tue 9/6, 10pm How the war on terrorism has reshaped America. NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero Wed 9/7, 9pm, Rpts 9/11 New York reconstruction. America Remembers 9/11

Sun 9/11, 8pm A PBS NewsHour special. Great Performances: A Concert for New York plan. Sun 9/11, 9pm A special New York concert features Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero Wed 9/7, 10pm Exploring spiritual COURTESY BRIAN DANITZ/ JONATHAN FEIN

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programming: features personal perspecFrontline: The Man Who tives of Americans on the events and aftermath of 9/11 and presents highlights from the day’s memorial events marking the sites of the attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. Following is a list of WETA TV 26 and WETA HD 9/11-related

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WETA HD 26.1 Over the Air Cox 1026, 1003 FiOS 526 DirecTV 26, 26-1 RCN 613

Via Antenna Comcast 220 (in the D.C. area)

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WETA Create 26.2 Over the Air Via Antenna Cox 800 Comcast 265 FiOS 474 RCN 39

(Baltimore area) Cover: The Pentagon: Brandan W. Schulze/U.S. Navy/Getty Images


In the Spotlight air Tuesdays, September 6, 13 & 20 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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Wildlife Safaris

three-part series illuminates nature’s wonders through adventure travel, journeying to remote places to offer a close-up view of a host of exotic creatures in stunning environments via dramatic photography. The series, featuring denizens of forests, savannahs, and extreme environments, in episode one visits the jungles of India and the misty forests of Borneo and the Amazon. Episode two explores the wideopen grass and woodlands of the world that provide vast habitats for a myriad of creatures and plant life, making stops in the Australian Outback, Africa’s Masai Mara and Brazil’s diverse ecosystem, the Cerrado. The final episode visits Bolivia, the Himalayas, Namibia and Norway to spotlight remarkable creatures in challenging environments.

Evenings of Mystery

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ystery dramas abound in September, as Masterpiece presents new episodes of Inspector Lewis, starring Kevin Whatley as the Oxford, England, crimefighter and Laurence Fox as his young colleague. Airing Sunday nights at 9 p.m., the series is followed by The WETA Mystery, at 10:30 p.m., with more Inspector Lewis cases. Also on Sunday nights, beginning September 18 at 8 p.m. before Masterpiece, WETA presents original episodes of the acclaimed mystery series Foyle’s War, Inspector Lewis starring Michael Kitchen as the stoic English detective fighting crime on the homefront during World War II. Tune in as well for classic Prime Suspect cases starring Helen Mirren, which return Thursday nights after Sherlock and the weekly double-features of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The acclaimed Prime Suspect programs pick up at Series IV, which features several two-part cases.

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wo NOVA programs illustrate the magnitude of this year’s disaster in northeast Japan and the science behind the earthquake and tsunami that followed. The March 11 earthquake was the world’s fourth largest — and Japan’s worst on record. The seismic shock wave released more than 4,000 times the energy of the largest nuclear test ever conducted, shifting the earth’s axis by six inches. NOVA: Japan’s Killer Quake combines on-the-spot reporting, stories of tragedy and survival, and eyewitness videos for a look at the science behind the catastrophe. Then, Surviving the Tsunami: A NOVA Special Presentation examines the post-earthquake tsunami, which sent 30-foot high waves traveling six miles inland, obliterating coastal villages and towns in minutes. With interviews and video footage, this NOVA program presents remarkable tales of human survival.

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PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m. For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org

Classical WETA

WETA 90.9 FM Washington WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown WETA 88.9 FM Frederick classicalweta.org Charlie Rose airs latevivalavoce.org weeknights (check listings)


Hispanic Heritage Month on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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hroughout September, WETA TV 26 and WETA HD celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Latino culture with programming that features performance, biography, cultural history, travel adventure, and documentary film. Among the offerings are a reprised broadcast of the 2009 concert program In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina, a WETA production in association with Latino Public Broadcasting that presents a host of luminaries of the Latin music world — Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan (at left), José Feliciano, George Lopez, Thalía, Tito “El Bambino,” Chicano rock band Los Lobos, and Sheila E. — performing on stage for President and Mrs. Obama. In other performance programming, the series Great Performances features superstar international tenor Plácido Domingo sharing In Performance at the memories of favorite opera roles from his ongoing distinguished career. White House: Fiesta Latina In independent film programming, documentaries feature stories of the killing of a young Latino American (The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández) by U.S. Marines patrolling the border with Mexico in 1997; the stories of a young woman fighting deportation (Immigrant Nation) and of the fate of culturally adrift deportees (Lost Souls); an exploration of anti-immigrant violence and one community’s response (Not in Our Town); and the story of a group of Latino siblings who embark on a quest to understand the fracturing of their family (Calavera Highway). Also airing this month are a history of the Mexican Revolution (The Storm That Swept Mexico); a tour of Mexico led by that nation’s president (Mexico: The Royal Tour); several Globe Trekker visits to Latin America; biographies of prominent Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco; and a look at the life and career of Judge Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino state supreme court justice. Program descriptions can be found in the television listings on pages 4–10 or online at weta.org/tv, and airdates and times are below for these broadcasts on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

Orozco: Man of Fire

Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice Sun 9/18, 3pm Globe Trekker: Southern Mexico Sun 9/18, 5pm (on TV 26 only) Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua Sun 9/25, 5pm (on TV 26 only)

American Masters: Orozco: Man of Fire Sat 9/3, 1:30am Rivera in America Mon 9/5, 10pm; Rpts Tue 9/6, 4pm

In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina Fri 9/30, 9pm

P.O.V. Calavera Highway

Lost Souls

Independent Lens: Lost Souls/Animas Perdidas Sat 9/3, 12:30am Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos Sat 9/10, 1am Mexico: The Royal Tour Sun 9/25, 6pm Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness Wed 9/21, 10pm

The Storm That Swept Mexico

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Great Performances: Plácido Domingo: My Favorite Roles Fri 9/23, 9pm Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream Sun 9/18, 4pm

Paraiso for Sale Sun 9/11, 1:30pm P.O.V.: Calavera Highway Fri 9/2, 9pm

Not in Our Town

P.O.V.: The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández Sat 9/10, 11:17pm The Storm That Swept Mexico Mon 9/19, 10pm; Rpts Tue 9/20, 4pm


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Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

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Doc Martin I (Pt 4 of 6. The Portwenn Effect) (to 8:47pm) & Doc (from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Never on Sunday (to 11:08pm) Martin I (Pt 5 of 6. Of All the Harbors in All the Towns) (to 9:33pm)

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Nature: Revealing the Leopard

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis IV: Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things (to 10:30pm) & The WETA Mystery: Inspector Lewis II: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Hartford, CT

Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, NV

American Masters: Rivera in America

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Wildlife Safaris: Forest Adventures

History Detectives

Frontline: Top Secret America

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Nature: Braving Iraq

NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (to 12m)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Second Stain

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: How Does Your Garden Grow (to 9:52pm) (10:44:) Prime Suspect: In& Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Million Dollar Robbery (to 10:44pm) ner Circles 1 (to 11:36pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

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Doc Martin I (Pt 6 of 6. Haemophobia) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin II (Pt 1 of 8. Old Dogs) (to 9:33pm)

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America Remembers 9/11

Great Performances: A Concert for New York

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Antiques Roadshow: Relative Riches

Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, NV

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Wildlife Safaris: Savannah Journeys

Tavis Smiley Reports: Too Important to Fail Frontline: The Man Behind the Mosque

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NOVA: Clever Monkeys

NOVA: Smartest Machine on Earth

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Sherlock Holmes: The Man With the Twisted Lip

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Plymouth Express (to 9:52pm) & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Wasps’ Nest (to 10:44pm)

(10:44:) Prime Suspect: Inner Circles 2 (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

American Masters: Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in Red Shoes

Need to Know

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Doc Martin II (Pt 2 of 8. In Loco) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin II (Pt 3 of 8. Blood Is Thicker) (to 9:33pm)

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Foyle’s War: The German Woman (Pt 1 of 2)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series IV: Wild Justice (to 10:30pm) & The WETA Mystery: Inspector Lewis, Series II: Music to Die For (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Jackpot!

Antiques Roadshow: Roadshow Remembers

The Storm That Swept Mexico (to 12m)

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Wildlife Safaris: Exploring the Extremes

History Detectives

Frontline: The Wounded Platoon

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Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic Opening Night with Deborah Voigt

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Sherlock Holmes: The Priory School

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Tragedy at Marsden Manor (to 9:52pm) & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Double Clue (to 10:44pm)

(10:44:) Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness (to 11:39pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Great Performances: Plácido Domingo: My Favorite Roles

Need to Know

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Doc Martin II (Pt 4 of 8. Aromatherapy) (to 8:47pm) & Doc Martin II (Pt 5 of 8. Always on My Mind) (to 9:33pm)

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Foyle’s War: The German Woman (Pt 2 of 2)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis, Series IV: The Mind Has Mountains (to 10:30pm) & The WETA Mystery: Inspector Lewis, Series II: Life Born of Fire (to 12m)

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Antiques Roadshow: Raleigh, NC

Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT

Seabiscuit: American Experience

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Niagara Falls

History Detectives

Frontline: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

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Nature: The Desert Lions

NOVA: Japan’s Killer Quake

Surviving the Tsunami: A NOVA Special Presentation

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Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (to 9:52pm) & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Theft of the Royal Ruby (to 10:44pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina

(10:44:) Prime Suspect IV: Lost Child 2 (to 11:36pm)

P.O.V.: Calavera Highway

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

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Memorials— The WETA Guide

Need to Know (to 11:30pm)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: The Madness of King George (to 11:17pm) NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero (to 11:30pm)

Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

Objects and Memory

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Fiddler on the Roof (to 12:34am)

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Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Thelma & Louise (to 11:30pm)

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(10:44:) Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness 2 (to 11:36pm)

The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The King of Clubs (to 9:52pm) & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Dream (to 10:44pm)


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD September simulcast primetime listings, plus weekends for WETA TV 26

• Programming on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD is exactly the same — s­ imulcast — Monday through Friday nights from 7 p.m. through Charlie Rose, and each weekend evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays.

• Please note that Saturday and Sunday daytime listings that follow are for WETA TV 26 only unless otherwise indicated. For complete 24-hour schedules of programs on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, visit weta.org/tv.

• Weeknight primetime on WETA TV 26 Repeats the next weekday on WETA TV 26 — see repeat listings. • WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6 a.m.–9 a.m. weekends. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 11 for schedule information. Program Key n — WETA productions, co-productions or presentations. {DVI} — Descriptive Video Service. R — Aired within the month. Listings are accurate as of press time. For late-breaking program updates, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org/tv.

their family’s shattered history as they carry their mother’s ashes to South Texas. Why was their mother cast out by her family? What happened to their father, who disappeared during the notorious 1954 U.S. deportation program Operation Wetback? 10:30 NEED TO KNOW — A cross-media news and public affairs magazine culls stories from the best of the week’s online reporting. Alison Stewart hosts. 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 9/3, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a roundtable discussion of the news of the week. Repeats Sat 9/3, 6pm 9:00 P.O.V.: CALAVERA HIGHWAY — Two Mexican-American men reunite with five brothers and try to piece together

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 SIMPLY MING 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE 12N CUISINE CULTURE 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 CHEF JOHN BESH’S NEW ORLEANS 1:30 EVERYDAY FOOD 2:00 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30 BAKING WITH JULIA 3:00 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:30 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS 4:00 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:30 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 5:00 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED 5:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:30AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 4 of 6.The Portwenn Effect. 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 5 of 6. Of All the Harbors in All the Towns.

Thursdays in September at 10:44 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA reprises episodes of Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren in her signature role as top-notch London detective Jane Tennison.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL — An ancient ritual held during a visit by a friend of Holmes’ from university leads to the disappearance of Brunton, the butler. Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Watson try to uncover the butler’s secret. Repeats Fri 9/2, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE KING OF CLUBS — Poirot (David Suchet) and Hastings visit some studios where a friend is directing a film; they are shocked by the behavior of the studio owner Henry Reedburn, who treats the cast and crew appallingly, and that evening, one of the actors is implicated in murder. Repeats Fri 9/2, 2pm 9:52 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE DREAM — Poirot receives a note from wealthy pork pie manufacturer Benedict Farley urgently requesting a meeting. The elderly tycoon explains a recurring dream of suicide and asks Poirot if a victim could be hypnotized into committing such an act. Repeats Fri 9/2, 3pm 10:44 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: THE LOST CHILD — Helen Mirren stars as Detective Jane Tennison — a top-notch London detective battling to prove herself in a maledominated profession. Part 2 of 2. D.C.I. Tennison investigates a child’s death, which points to a convicted child molester who has completed his prison sentence and who lives with a woman and her two young daughters and is keeping his dark past a secret. The man’s counselor, however, believes he is innocent. Repeats Fri 9/2, 4pm 11:36 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Revealing the Leopard, which follows a 7 p.m. special on eagles narrated by Sir David Attenborough, spotlights these cunning cats, the most intelligent — and dangerous — of the feline species.

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9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: NEVER ON SUNDAY — In Jules Dassin’s 1960 drama, filmed in Piraeus, an American intellectual (Dassin) tries to reform a happy Greek prostitute (Melina Mercouri). George Foundas co-stars. (1:34) Repeats Sun 9/4, 11:30am 11:08 P.O.V.: ARMADILLO — A 2009 film documents the lives of young Danish soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment. (60 min.)

4 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLES 9:30 TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE 10:00 THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY 10:30 RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY 11:00 ROGER EBERT PRESENTS AT THE MOVIES 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: NEVER ON SUNDAY — (1:34) R 1:00 TAKE THE DAY OFF—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production explores fun and engaging things to do around Greater Washington on a free day. 1:30 UNUSUAL ATTRACTIONS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production presents a tour of some of Greater Washington’s most unique attractions, from National Cathedral gargoyles to Glen Echo Park, from a Bavarian beer hall to oddities at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. 2:00 BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON — Where should you go for the most important meal of the day? A WETA TV 26 production features two dozen delicious breakfast dining suggestions throughout Greater Washington. Repeats Mon 9/12, 3:30pm 3:00 NEIGHBORHOOD EATS—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production presents a guide to local eateries around Washington, D.C. Repeats Mon 9/12, 4:30pm 4:00 FINE DINING—THE WETA GUIDE — A WETA TV 26 production visits fine restaurants throughout Greater Washington, meeting the chefs and exploring their sumptuous preparations. Repeats Thur 9/8, 5pm; Tue 9/13, 5pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE II 6:00 NATURE: IS THAT SKUNK? — Intrepid researchers and cameramen track skunks day and night in locations such as California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio and even Martha’s Vineyard, uncovering how they hunt, forage, mate and raise amazingly cute babies. {DVI} Repeats Tue 9/6, 13 SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12M: 7:00 THE ATTENBOROUGH COLLECTION: EAGLE: MASTER OF THE SKIES — There are 60 types of eagle throughout the world, and this BBC film embarks on a grand tour through 12 countries focusing on 15 of the most spectacular varieties. Sir David Attenborough narrates. Repeats Wed 9/7, 5pm 8:00 NATURE: REVEALING THE LEOPARD — Leopards are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood of the great cats. {DVI} Repeats Tue 9/6, 1pm, 5pm 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: OLD, UNHAPPY, FAR OFF THINGS — Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis in the popular detective series. In new episodes, Lewis and his young partner DS

Monday, September 5, 9am–7pm on WETA TV 26 WETA presents special programming on Labor Day — the entire first season of the BBC drama Robin Hood, starring Jonas Armstrong.

Hathaway (Laurence Fox) solve cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. In Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things, a reunion at Oxford’s remaining all-female college ends with the murder of a prominent student, which may be connected to a decade-old case. Lewis and Hathaway investigate. Juliet Stevenson co-stars. {DVI} 10:30 THE WETA MYSTERY: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES II: AND THE MOONBEAMS KISS THE SEA — Stolen rare books and the murders of a brilliant Oxford fine arts student and a library maintenance engineer lead Lewis and Hathaway to connect the crimes to a local gambling addiction group and two talented painters. {DVI}

9AM–7PM ROBIN HOOD — WETA Television presents the first season — thirteen 45-minute episodes — of a BBC production that brings the legend of Robin Hood to life, starring Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood, Lucy Griffiths as Marian and Keith Allen as the Sheriff of Nottingham. In the stories, Robin of Locksley returns home to England from defending King and country in the Holy Land to find a corrupt and changed Nottingham. The ruthless Sheriff is now in charge, crippling the poor with greedy taxes and severely punishing them for desperate acts to feed themselves. Robin decides to fight for the good of the people, aided by a gang of talented outlaws. 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: HARTFORD, CT — R  epeats Tue 9/6, 2pm; Wed 9/7, 1pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: LAS VEGAS, NV — R  epeats Tue 9/6, 3pm; Wed 9/7, 2pm; Thur 9/7, 1pm 10:00 AMERICAN MASTERS: RIVERA IN AMERICA — Considered the greatest Mexican painter of the 20th century, Diego Rivera was profoundly influenced by Italy’s Renaissance frescoes, which fueled his vision of a new form of painting that could reach and celebrate the working man. He returned to Mexico and propelled the fusion of fresco with modern art and architecture. Repeats Tue 9/6, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Sundays (except 9/11) at 9 & 10:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Masterpiece Mystery! features new episodes of Inspector Lewis, starring Kevin Whately as the Oxford sleuth and Laurence Fox as his young colleague, followed by reprised cases on The WETA Mystery.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILDLIFE SAFARIS: FOREST ADVENTURES — A threepart series journeys to some of the most remote places on Earth to offer a close-up view — and stunning imagery — of exotic creatures in spectacular environments. Forest Adventures visits the Indian jungle of Ranthambhore and the forests of Borneo and the Amazon.  Repeats Wed 9/7, 3pm; Sun 9/11, 6pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES — The team of sleuths explores the story behind objects and antiques. Elyse Luray uncovers a moving Revolution-era family story behind a 1775 Almanac. Tukufu Zuberi tries to name a 1920s media exercise guru. And Gwen Wright searches NASA records for “John F,” who may have smuggled Andy Warhol’s art to the moon. Repeats Wed 9/7, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: TOP SECRET AMERICA — Frontline and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Dana Priest explore how a decade of fighting terrorism has reshaped the country and whether we are safer since the attacks of September 11, 2001. 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Wednesday, September 7 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero follows the complex reconstruction efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City.

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7 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: BRAVING IRAQ — In the early 1990s, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this beautiful “Garden of Eden” was reduced to scorched earth. Now one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore the marshes. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/8, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: ENGINEERING GROUND ZERO — With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NOVA follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, capturing the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and secure under a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space and efficient “green” architecture, and the public’s expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/8, 3pm; Sun 9/11, 10:30pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: FAITH AND DOUBT AT GROUND ZERO — In a critically acclaimed Frontline film from 2002, the series explores and illuminates difficult spiritual questions that arose from the destruction of the World Trade Center, examining how peoples’ beliefs or unbelief were challenged after the September 2001 attacks. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

8 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SECOND STAIN — The Prime Minister calls upon Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett), asking for his assistance in obtaining a letter stolen from the Secretary of European Affairs’s document case — which in the wrong hands could trigger war. Repeats Fri 9/9, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW — When elderly Amelia Barrowby is poisoned in her home, the obvious culprit seems to be her companion Katrina. Poirot (David Suchet) and his colleague Hastings had met Amelia at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier that summer, and Poirot’s newfound interest in gardening pays off in the investigation. Repeats Fri 9/9, 2pm 9:52 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE MILLION DOLLAR ROBBERY — The future of the London and Scottish bank is riding on its million dollar shipment of Liberty bonds to New York on the inaugural sailing of the Queen Mary. Poirot faces one of the most difficult decisions of his career — can he overcome dreadful sea-sickness to accompany the bonds and ensure their safe passage? Repeats Fri 9/9, 3pm 10:44 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: INNER CIRCLES — Helen Mirren stars as top-notch London detective Jane Tennison. Part 1 of 2. Inner Circles takes Tennison to a very different part of London — an affluent commuter suburb — to investigate a bizarre death. The case exposes the web of fraud, local government corruption and hollow relationships beneath the respectable veneer of the community. Repeats Fri 9/9, 4pm 11:36 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 9/10, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 9/10, 6pm 9:00 NANCY REAGAN: THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME — A documentary by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions spotlights Nancy Reagan, a saavy political observer who was a powerful force behind President Ronald Reagan’s political success and was one of the most influential first ladies in modern times. In an extended interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, Reagan reflects on her life, her marriage to Ronald Reagan, and her role as his most trusted adviser. Repeats Mon 9/12, 10pm; Tue 9/13, 4pm 10:00 MEMORIALS — A WETA TV 26 production explores the history and meaning of Greater Washington’s memorials and monuments to the armed forces, military campaigns and presidents. Repeats Sun 9/11, 2:30pm 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, September 3 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–2:30AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 6 of 6. Haemophobia. 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 1 of 8. Old Dogs. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE — In Nicholas Hytner’s 1994 historical drama starring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren (alongside Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves and Rupert Everett) an 18th-century British monarch, George III, loves his devoted queen but illness dramatically affects his mind. (1:47) Repeats Sun 9/11, 11:30am 11:17 P.O.V.: THE BALLAD OF ESEQUIEL HERNÁNDEZ — In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexico border as part of the War on Drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18-yearold was, in fact, a U.S. citizen tending his family’s goats with a .22 rifle. Narrated by Tommy Lee Jones, the film explores Hernández’s death and its aftermath. (90 min.)

11 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, September 4 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: MADNESS OF KING GEORGE — (1:47) R 1:30 PARAISO FOR SALE — A film explores issues of modern day colonialism, global gentrification and reverse migration. Filmmaker Anayansi Prado returns to Panama, her homeland, to document the effects on the local community of the migration of American retirees and developers to the Caribbean archipelago of Bocas del Toro. 2:30 MEMORIALS—THE WETA GUIDE — R 3:00 WASHINGTON IN THE ’60S — An Emmy Award-winning WETA TV 26 production explores the political, social and cultural events that collectively make up the history of the Washington, D.C. area during the 1960s. Connie Chung narrates. Repeats Thur 9/15, 5pm 4:00 WASHINGTON IN THE ’70S — An Emmy Award-winning WETA TV 26 documentary explores the political, social and cultural events that shaped Greater Washington during this critical decade in area history. The film charts Tuesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Tavis Smiley Reports: Too Important to Fail explores an education crisis — the increased dropout rate among African-American teenaged males.

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12 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: RELATIVE RICHES — Repeats Tue 9/13, 2pm; Wed 9/13, 1pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: LAS VEGAS, NV — R  epeats Tue 9/13, 3pm; Wed 9/14, 2pm; Thur 9/15, 1pm 10:00 NANCY REAGAN: THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME — See the Friday, September 9, 9 p.m. listing 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

13 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILDLIFE SAFARIS: SAVANNAH JOURNEYS — The wide-open grass and woodlands of the world provide vast habitats for myriad creatures and plant life. Viewing spectacular wildlife, Savannah Journeys visits the Australian Outback, Africa’s Masai Mara, and the diverse ecosystem in Brazil known as the Cerrado. Repeats Wed 9/14, 3pm; Sun 9/18, 6pm 9:00 TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: TOO IMPORTANT TO FAIL — Tavis Smiley examines an education crisis facing America today: the increased dropout rate among black teenage males, who experience low graduation rates combined with high rates of placement in special education classes and the disproportionate use of suspension and expulsion. Repeats Wed 9/14, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOSQUE — The most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan became infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque. Frontline tells the stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims’ relatives and anti-Islam activists who helped turn his project into a continuing battle over faith, values, and the meaning of being American. Also in this hour: a rare interview with former FBI special agent Ali Soufan, who has been at the epicenter of virtually every important moment in the “war on terror.” 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

14 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NOVA: CLEVER MONKEYS — Love, language, guilt, envy, generosity, secrets, lies and sophisticated society are not unique to humans. These traits are shared with

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Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD American Masters: Garrison Keillor follows the writer and humorist (right) as he stages his weekly radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

our relatives, the monkeys. Following along as babies are reared, NOVA spotlights how and what monkeys teach their young. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/15, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: SMARTEST MACHINE ON EARTH — NOVA investigates the world of artificial intelligence and profiles the computer that could be the “Smartest Machine on Earth.” Known as “Watson,” the IBM supercomputer competes against Jeopardy! champions to prove its uncanny ability to mimic the human thought process. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/15, 3pm 10:00 OBJECTS AND MEMORY — A film examines the powerful response people have to items recovered or offered after 9/11 and other national tragedies. Objects and Memory presents accounts of people whose lives were affected, interviews with historians and powerful photographic images. The program, set to the music of Philip Glass, is narrated by Frank Langella. {DVI} 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

15 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP — When Neville St. Clair, a man who lives by an exacting routine, fails to turn up at home, Holmes (Jeremy Brett) must solve the mystery. Repeats Fri 9/16, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE PLYMOUTH EXPRESS — When young heiress Florence Halliday is murdered en route to Plymouth, Poirot (David Suchet) and Hastings must retrace her journey to find clues. Repeats Fri 9/16, 2pm 9:52 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: WASPS’ NEST — Captain Hastings finds intrigue and mystery when he experiments with a new camera at a garden fête he visits with Poirot and Inspector Japp. Repeats Fri 9/16, 3pm 10:44 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: INNER CIRCLES — Helen Mirren stars as top-notch London detective Jane Tennison. Part 2 of 2. See the Thursday, September 1, 10:44 p.m. listing. D.C.I. Tennison uncovers a possible political scandal while investigating the murder of a country club manager. Repeats Fri 9/16, 4pm 11:39 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

16 Friday 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 9/17, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 9/17, 6pm 9:00 AMERICAN MASTERS: GARRISON KEILLOR: THE MAN ON THE RADIO IN THE RED SHOES — American Masters follows radio personality Garrison Keillor — and his crew of actors, musicians and technical staff — as he travels the country, staging his nostalgic, witty, weekly radio program A Prairie Home Companion. 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

17 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, September 3 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–2AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R

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the District’s rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a cosmopolitan world capital and majority-African American-populated and -governed metropolis. Bernard Shaw narrates. Repeats Thur 9/22, 5pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER FOOD HOUR: BRAZIL — Repeats Mon 9/12, 1:30pm 6:00 WILDLIFE SAFARIS: FOREST ADVENTURES — R SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12:30AM: 7:00 NATURE: REVEALING THE LEOPARD — See the Sunday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m. listing. Repeats Mon 9/12, 2:30pm 8:00 AMERICA REMEMBERS 9/11 — PBS NewsHour presents a special program that presents highlights from the day’s memorial events marking the sites of the attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. The special travels around the country to get the personal perspectives of Americans as they look back on the events of September 11, 2001 and the effect on their lives over the past decade. Correspondents for the program are PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan, Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Ray Suarez and Jeff Brown. 9:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: A CONCERT FOR NEW YORK — A concert in memory of 9/11 features the New York Philharmonic performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, in honor of the victims of September 11, 2001, in a free concert for the people of New York. Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and the New York Choral Artists. 10:30 NOVA: ENGINEERING GROUND ZERO — See the Wednesday, September 7, 9 p.m. listing. 11:30 DAVID SUCHET ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: A MASTERPIECE SPECIAL — With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography and fascinating stories, Poirot’s David Suchet leads an excursion aboard the modernday Orient Express.


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AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 2 of 8. In Loco. DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 3 of 8. Blood Is Thicker. THE WETA MOVIE: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — Norman Jewison’s 1971 adaptation of the Broadway musical, set in a Ukrainian village in Czarist Russia during the early 20th century, features Israeli actor Topol as the patriarch of a Jewish peasant family who struggles to uphold his faith’s traditions in the face of change and persecution. (3:01) Repeats Sun 9/18, 11:30am 12:34AM P.O.V.: IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT — A film explores two of America’s most pressing issues — environmentalism and terrorism — spotlighting a radical environmental group. (90 min.)

10:30 THE WETA MYSTERY: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES II: MUSIC TO DIE FOR — Lewis and Hathaway probe the worlds of no-rules boxing, Oxford dons and Cold War intrigue that surround the death of a prominent professor. Consequences of the investigation hit Lewis, a widower, close to home. {DVI} Repeats Mon 9/19, 4pm

19 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: JACKPOT! — The series celebrates every collector’s dream: turning a modest outlay into a staggeringly high return on investment. Repeats Tue 9/20, 2pm; Wed 9/21, 1pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: ROADSHOW REMEMBERS — A special edition spotlights 10 years of treasures on the series, featuring intriguing objects, unforgettable stories and surprising prices. Repeats Tue 9/20, 3pm; Wed 9/21, 2pm; Thur 9/22, 3pm 10:00 THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO — A film relates the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Fueled by the Mexican people’s growing dissatisfaction with an elitist ruling regime, the revolution was led by two of the most intriguing and mythic figures in 20th-century history — Emiliano Zapata and Francisco “Pancho” Villa. At stake was Mexico’s ability to claim its own natural resources, establish long-term democracy and re-define its identity. Repeats Tue 9/20, 4pm 12M CHARLIE ROSE — R  epeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, September 4 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — (3:01) R 2:30 NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER — WETA ALL ACCESS — A WETA TV 26 production spotlights activities and scientists at NASA’s Maryland space laboratory. 3:00 CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE — A film spotlights Cruz Reynoso, a man born into a farm worker family who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for more than five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all as a judge, the first Latino justice on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 4:00 IMMIGRANT NATION!:THE BATTLE FOR THE DREAM — A documentary examines the modern immigrant rights movement, spotlighting the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago caught up in a five-year deportation battle. 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: SOUTHERN MEXICO — Repeats Mon 9/19, 1:30pm 6:00 WILDLIFE SAFARIS: SAVANNAH JOURNEYS — R SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12M: 7:00 NATURE: SUPERSIZE CROCS — Some crocodile species, such as Nile crocs and American crocs, exceed 20 feet in length; and the Asian-Pacific saltwater croc has been recorded to 23 feet. Today these gigantic creatures are rare, but renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to ensure their survival. {DVI} 8:00 FOYLE’S WAR: THE GERMAN WOMAN — While World War II rages, police detective Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) fights crime in his quiet English coastal town, probing war-related cases of murder, espionage, and treason. The German Woman. Part 1 of 2. When a beautiful Austrian woman is found murdered with a swastika painted on a nearby tree, Foyle realizes the Sussex town harbors any number of suspects. {DVI} 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: WILD JUSTICE — Kevin Whately returns as Oxford crimefighter Inspector Lewis, alongside Laurence Fox as Lewis’s young colleague, Deputy Sergeant Hathaway. In Wild Justice, Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the poisoning of a bishop, who they suspect was murdered for her progressive views. As their investigation continues, they uncover a twisted maze of motives and retribution. {DVI} Repeats Mon 9/19, 2:30pm

20 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WILDLIFE SAFARIS: EXPLORING THE EXTREMES — Some of the most challenging places on Earth are also home to truly remarkable wildlife and astounding scenery. This episode visits the colorful mineral-rich lakes of Bolivia, the Himalaya mountains, the inhospitable landscape of Namibia, and the frigid Norway wilderness to spotlight extraordinary animals. Repeats Wed 9/21, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES — The team of sleuths explores the stories behind objects and antiques. Gwen Wright dissects the mystery behind a Belgian war medal. Elyse Luray explores the early battle for the women’s vote. And a cartoon cel leads Tukufu Zuberi to unsung heroes of animation. Repeats Wed 9/21, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: THE WOUNDED PLATOON — In a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat, depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation into the Army’s mental health services; and a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers, Frontline tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry and how the war in Iraq followed them home. {DVI} 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Monday, September 19 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The Storm That Swept Mexico explores the Mexican Revolution, spotlighting Emiliano Zapata (above) and Francisco “Pancho” Villa.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT WITH DEBORAH VOIGT — Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the opening night of the orchestra’s 2011–2012 performance season. Celebrated soprano Deborah Voigt is on hand for an evening of music by Barber, Wagner and Richard Strauss. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/22, 2pm 10:00 NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS — In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents in Patchogue, New York, an ethnically diverse working-class village in Suffolk County, ended with the killing of an Ecuadoran immigrant who had lived in the village for 13 years. Seven local high school students were arrested for the crime. Over a two-year period, a film follows the local mayor as he leads a group of residents to confront the anti-immigrant bias in their town and repair the fabric of community life. Repeats Thur 9/22, 4pm; Tue 9/27, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

22 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE PRIORY SCHOOL — Holmes (Jeremy Brett) is called upon to investigate the abduc-

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Wednesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Soprano Deborah Voigt is soloist in New York Philharmonic Opening Night, a Live From Lincoln Center performance that features music by composers Barber, Wagner and Richard Strauss.

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23 Friday 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 9/24, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 9/24, 6pm 9:00 GREAT PERFORMANCES: PLÁCIDO DOMINGO: MY FAVORITE ROLES — Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo is one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation; his international career also led him to dual directorships of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this performance documentary, Domingo looks back and reflects on his favorite roles in opera houses around the world. 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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tion of the young son of the wealthy Duke of Holdernesse from the exclusive Priory School. Repeats Fri 9/23, 1pm AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE TRAGEDY AT MARSDEN MANOR — In his remote country house, Jonathan Maltravers is recovering from an ulcer with the help of his much younger wife Susan. When one of the staff finds Maltravers dead under an oak tree, Poirot (David Suchet) and Hastings investigate. Repeats Fri 9/23, 2pm AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE DOUBLE CLUE — The great detective Hercule Poirot falls in love. The object of his affection is a beautiful Russian Countess, whom Poirot meets during his investigation into four high society jewel robberies. Repeats Fri 9/23, 3pm PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: THE SCENT OF DARKNESS — Helen Mirren stars as top-notch London detective Jane Tennison. The Scent of Darkness. Part 1 of 2. A series of murders resembling those by George Marlow, investigated in the first Prime Suspect series, have encouraged Tennison’s subordinates to reopen the case, given that Marlow is still in prison when the new crimes took place. Tennison is reluctant; however, as she is sure Marlow is guilty. Mirren won her first Emmy Award for this performance. Repeats Fri 9/23, 4pm CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–7PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9AM–11:30AM See the Sunday, September 4 listings. 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: THELMA & LOUISE — (2:10) R 2:00 KEEPING THE KIBBUTZ — Chronicling a changing kibbutz through the eyes of some of its most devoted members, a film examines the challenges faced by a community in transition. 3:00 NOT AS I PICTURED: A PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH LYMPHOMA — Never before ill, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan was blindsided by a diagnosis of a rare Lymphoma. Turning the lens on himself, Kaplan’s film relates his journey through cancer. 4:00 THE WASHINGTONS OF SULGRAVE MANOR — A film by Ken Winber explores the multigenerational history of the family of George Washington as an immigration story, examining the arc of the family’s experience in England and America. Repeats Thur 9/29, 5:30pm 4:30 HEARTS OF GLASS — A film by Vincent Gaines documents the work of D.C.-based glass artist Tim Tate, capturing the inventiveness of his technique and exploring the spirit behind his work at the Corradetti Glass Studio in Baltimore Maryland and Tate’s own Washington Glass School. Repeats Wed 9/28, 5:30pm 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: CENTRAL AMERICA: COSTA RICA & NICARAGUA — Repeats Mon 9/26, 1:30pm 6:00 MEXICO: THE ROYAL TOUR — CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón for a special tour of Mexico with access to extraordinary locations, landmarks and cultural experiences. The journey begins in Los Pinos, the Mexican White House, and goes on to feature explorations that include visits to ancient ruins, a hot air balloon ride to Teotihuacán, Baja whale watching and more. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 7PM–12M: 7:00 NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR — Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Beautiful high-speed footage illuminates these birds. {DVI} Repeats Tue 9/27, 1pm 8:00 FOYLE’S WAR: THE GERMAN WOMAN — Part 2 of 2. See the Sunday, September 18, 8 p.m. listing. 9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: THE MIND HAS MOUNTAINS — Kevin Whately returns as Oxford crimefighter Inspector Lewis, alongside Laurence Fox as Lewis’s young colleague, Deputy Sergeant Hathaway. When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. Then a second death occurs, and Lewis and Hathaway must act fast to prevent more deaths. {DVI} Repeats Mon 9/26, 2:30pm 10:30 THE WETA MYSTERY: INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES II: LIFE BORN OF FIRE — A serial killer seems to be targeting a religious group, “The Garden,” which claims to give guidance to lost souls. As Lewis learns more about the group and their true purpose, he begins to question his trust of Hathaway. {DVI} Repeats Mon 9/26, 4pm

N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, September 3 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:30AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 4 of 8. Aromatherapy. 8:47 DOC MARTIN, SERIES II — Part 5 of 8. Always on My Mind. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: THELMA & LOUISE — An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and flee in a ’66 Thunderbird. Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel and Michael Madsen star in Ridley Scott’s 1991 drama, which won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. (2:10) Repeats Sun 9/25, 11:30am 11:43 PBS PREVIEW: PROHIBITION 12M P.O.V.: THE LEARNING — Four Filipino women, with idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, confront Baltimore’s tough realities.

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Friday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In a Great Performances documentary, tenor Plácido Domingo looks back on his favorite roles in opera houses around the world.

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a weta production Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina presents a lively concert featuring a host of Latin music luminaries, including Marc Anthony (above), performing for the President and Mrs. Obama and guests. The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House, another WETA-produced concert broadcast, follows at 10 p.m.

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26 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: RALEIGH, NC — R  epeats Tue 9/27, 2pm; Wed 9/28, 1pm 9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Repeats Tue 9/27, 3pm; Wed 9/28, 2pm; Thur 9/29, 1pm 10:00 SEABISCUIT: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, the racehorse Seabiscuit became a national hero — and one of the most remarkable thoroughbreds in history. {DVI} Repeats Tue 9/27, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

27 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NIAGARA FALLS — A film examines the American landmark, exploring how man has related to nature over the centuries. With spectacular videography, onthe-spot interviews and quirky archival imagery, the documentary tells the story of the nation’s first great symbol. Repeats Wed 9/28, 3pm 9:00 HISTORY DETECTIVES — The team of sleuths explores the story behind objects and antiques. Eduardo Pagán uses a business card to uncover California Prohibition-era secrets. Can Elyse Luray link a shotgun to a bloody gang massacre? And Gwen Wright finds ties between a Society Circus and FDR’s New Deal. Repeats Wed 9/28, 4pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: THE DANCING BOYS OF AFGHANISTAN — In Afghanistan today, in the midst of war and endemic poverty, an ancient tradition — banned when the Taliban were in power — has re-emerged across the country: hundreds of boys, often as young as 10, are being lured off the streets with the promise of a new life as entertainers, unaware that their real fate is to be sexually exploited. {DVI} 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

28 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: THE DESERT LIONS — A film spotlights an extraordinary population of lions living in the Namib Desert on Africa’s wild and forbidding Skeleton Coast. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/29, 2pm 9:00 NOVA: JAPAN’S KILLER QUAKE — With the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan faced disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses,

shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear-reactor meltdowns. NOVA combines reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and helicopter footage for a look at the science behind the catastrophe. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/29, 3pm 10:00 SURVIVING THE TSUNAMI: A NOVA SPECIAL PRESENTATION — The earthquake that hit the northern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, was recorded as the worst ever to strike Japan. It generated an unprecedented tsunami, obliterating coastal villages and towns in minutes. Amateur and professional photographers captured events on video, including remarkable tales of human survival, which are now recounted by the survivors themselves. {DVI} Repeats Thur 9/29, 4pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

29 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIX NAPOLEONS — Holmes (Jeremy Brett) probes the destruction of a series of plaster busts of Napoleon. Repeats Fri 9/30, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE MYSTERY OF THE SPANISH CHEST — On a visit to the opera, Poirot (David Suchet) is approached by Lady Chatterton who asserts that the life of her friend, Marguerite Clayton, is threatened by Clayton’s jealous husband, Edward. Repeats Fri 9/30, 2pm 9:52 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THEFT OF THE ROYAL RUBY — Poirot is briefed by the Foreign Office about the London theft of a gem belonging to the petulant heir to the King of Egypt. Taking on the case, Poirot must spend Christmas at the home of an expert on the precious stone. Repeats Fri 9/30, 3pm 10:44 PRIME SUSPECT, SERIES IV: THE SCENT OF DARKNESS — Helen Mirren stars as top-notch London detective Jane Tennison. Part 2 of 2. See the Thursday, September 22, 10:44 p.m. listing. Repeats Fri 9/30, 4pm 11:36 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

30 Friday 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 10/1, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 10/1, 6pm 9:00 IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: FIESTA LATINA — In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a special White House concert spotlights Latin music, featuring a host of Latino musical artists performing for the President and Mrs. Obama and their guests. The concert, taped by WETA in October 2009, was produced by WETA in association with Latin Public Broadcasting. Musical artists include Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, George Lopez, Thalía, Tito “El Bambino” and the Chicano rock band Los Lobos, with Sheila E. leading the house band. 10:00 THE MOTOWN SOUND: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE — The East Room of the White House was the setting for a 2010 all-star tribute to the Motown Sound as President and Mrs. Obama hosted Motown stars and contemporary performers influenced by the Motown legacy. Jamie Foxx was onstage host, and performers included Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, the group Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Seal, Jordin Sparks and Stevie Wonder, with an appearance by Martha Reeves. The songlist includes hits by Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops and others. 11:00 NEED TO KNOW 11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Providing a Safe Haven for Children WETA Kids offers safe programming for our young viewers, presenting educational television broadcasts 24 hours each day, seven days a week. Below you can find weekday daytime listings for WETA Kids. Note that children’s programming also airs each morning on WETA TV 26. Please visit weta.org/kids to find complete schedules of children’s programs on the WETA Kids channel and WETA TV 26.

Dinosaur Big City, a Dinosaur Train Special airs Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in September on the WETA Kids Channel

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WordGirl, 4:30pm Fetch!, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm Super WHY!, M—Th, 6pm Martha Speaks, M—Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays) Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm The Electric Company, 8pm Sid the Science Kid, 8:30pm Biz Kid$, 9pm Barney & Friends, 9:30pm Sesame Street, 10pm Bob the Builder, 11pm Thomas & Friends, 11:30pm Caillou, midnight

Visit weta.org/kids for full listings of children’s programs on WETA Kids and WETA TV 26.

one-hour movie from the Jim Henson Company features big dinosaurs and big musical numbers to launch the second season of the popular series Dinosaur Train for preschool children. In the film, Buddy and the Pteranodon family begin a prehistoric adventure in the Late Cretaceous period — a journey on the Dinosaur Train, gathering together all their Theropod friends to travel to a big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the “Dinosaur Big City.” Using funny and engaging characters, the series Dinosaur Train brings history to life, and encourages scientific thinking and other skills as it teaches children about natural science, natural history and paleontology. The program’s second season focuses on exploring the outdoors and natural phenomena and will also feature “Big Dinosaur Week” and a special based on the fan favorite “Dinosaurs A to Z” song. Note: You’ll also find children’s programming on WETA TV 26: WEEKDAYS ON WETA TV 26 Sesame Street, 5am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6am Super WHY!, 6:30am Arthur, 7am Martha Speaks, 7:30am Curious George, 8am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 8:30am WordGirl, 9am WordWorld, 9:30am Dinosaur Train, 10am Wild Kratts, 10:30am The Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am Thomas & Friends

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Inspiring Lifelong Learning and Creativity WETA Create presents “how-to” lifestyle programming, 24 hours each day, seven days a week, featuring public television’s finest series devoted to explorations of home improvement, cooking, crafts, travel, woodworking, painting, gardening and much more. This channel draws on more than 35 series. For a complete schedule of WETA Create programming, please visit weta.org/create.

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ARTS & CRAFTS The Best of the Joy of Painting Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Gary Spetz’s Painting Wild Places Grand View Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel Martha’s Sewing Room One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry

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TRAVEL & CULTURE Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Globe Trekker Music Voyager Rick Steves’ Europe Smart Travels—Europe with Rudy Maxa Travelscope

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The WETA presentation airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. (repeating at 3 p.m.) on WETA Create

ow in its tenth season, the series a weta presentation Globe Trekker transports viewers to farflung destinations around the world, featuring stunning photography and indigenous music as it presents engaging travel experiences. The ethos of the programs is a spirit of adventure and openness, curiosity and enthusiasm about exploring other landscapes and cultures and meeting diverse people. In each episode — presented by WETA — one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of “living as the locals do,” charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick, Bradley Cooper (above, in Peru) and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages. This season’s destinations include Ukraine, The Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Brazil and Peru.

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elevision’s longest-running gardening program, The Victory Garden has been on the air since 1975, offering easy lessons that help seasoned and amateur gardeners alike make the most of their outdoor spaces in a way that respects and preserves the environment for future generations. The Emmy award-winning show, hosted by Australian Jamie Durie (left) since 2007, was conceived in response to the difficult economy of the early 1970s and that era’s increased interest in self-sufficiency. With so many Americans aspiring to care for the environ­ ment and create their own outdoor living spaces, The Victory Garden fuses garden design, earthto-table cooking, and eco-conscious how-to tips. This month, programs from the series’ Season 32 are featured. Episodes include segments with Chef Michel Nischan, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom and lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers, exploring themes that anchor the seasons — for example, “Dry,” “Wet,” “Hot,” “Light,” “Cool,” “Horizontal,” “Vertical,” or “Green,” for example.


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ark your calendar for Tuesday morning, September 27 at 11 a.m. to hear Classical WETA’s exclusive broadcast of the sold-out National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Ball Concert. Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, music director of both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center, leads this salute to two birthdays: the Kennedy Center’s 40th and the NSO’s 80th. This special gala concert — recorded on Sunday, September 25 — features two worldrenowned artists: violinist Joshua Bell, who joins the NSO to perform Joshua Bell Bruch’s famous Violin Concerto No. 1, and the celebrated American baritone Thomas Hampson, who will sing selections from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, including “The Boatmen’s Dance” and “Simple Gifts.” Dvoˇrák’s Carnival Overture and Ravel’s ever-popular Bolero round out the program. The special broadcast is hosted by Classical WETA’s Nicole Lacroix.

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he tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, brings Saturdays at 1 p.m. to Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s Sunday night broadcast Choral Showcase a Please visit classicalweta.org for work that was written for the anniversary. Philadelphia-based composer Robert details on this month’s broadcasts. Moran was commissioned by Trinity Wall Street (the “Ground Zero” church) to write a Requiem for its Youth Chorus. Trinity Requiem receives its world premiere public performance at Trinity on September 7. It has already been recorded, and Classical WETA airs that CD (from the Innova label) on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9 p.m. on Choral Showcase. The piece is a heartfelt work for young singers, featuring organ, harps and cellos. In the recording, note the sound of a distant siren during the Offertory. An emergency vehicle passed by at that moment during the best performance of the recording session, so the siren — which could not be filtered out — perhaps fittingly, remains. Classical WETA: 90.9 FM Greater Washington; 88.9 FM Frederick; WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown; classicalweta.org

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here’s something for everyone this month on Front Row Washington, Classical WETA’s Monday night series of concerts by world-class artists recorded by WETA staff throughout Greater Washington. On Monday, September 5 at 9 p.m., Classical WETA presents a Levine School of Music main campus recital featuring pianist Alex Peh in a program inspired by the clowns of Italy’s Commedia dell’arte. On the bill on Monday, September 12 is an all-Mozart program by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, recorded at the Embassy of Austria. On September 19, Classical WETA visits Columbia, Maryland, for an allBeethoven performance by the Borealis String Quartet at Howard Community College’s Smith Theatre as part of the Candlelight Concert Society’s 39th season. Borealis Hailing from Vancouver, B.C., this ensemble performs Beethoven’s F-Major String Quartet Quartet, Op. 18 No. 1; the C-Major Quartet, Op. 59 No. 3 “The Hero”; and the B-flat Major Quartet, Op. 130, “Liebquartett.” On Monday night, September 26 at 9 p.m., Front Row Washington wraps up the month with the Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s Dumbarton Concerts recital recorded in Georgetown’s historic Dumbarton Church, featuring works by Villa-Lobos, Albéniz and Miranda.


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